Friday, July 24, 2020

Technique Tuesday Christmas in July - Joyous Juniper

Hi friends!  Technique Tuesday has a Christmas in July sale going on right now.  You can 25% off everything in this Christmas category through Sunday with the code CHRISTMAS.

Today I'm showing off some cards created with the Joyous Juniper stamps/dies.  When I saw this set, I thought the image would be perfect to create some kraft cards.  I love the look of coloring on kraft, so I immediately thought of using colored pencils.

I started by stamping the image four times on kraft cardstock using Versafine.  I used my MISTI and simply rotated my cardstock to get the four stampings.  Because of the shape/orientation, I actually had to flip my cardstock piece over and stamp on both sides of it, but it worked just fine.

Then I proceeded to color the images.  I used four different shades of blue (my colored pencils are Prismacolor Premier).  The lightest shade was very light, close to white, which created a great foundation for the berries, making the coloring very bright and luminous.

For the leaves and stems, I used three shades each of green and brown.

Once the coloring was done, I put my cardstock piece back in the MISTI (I had left the stamp in place), stamped again with Versafine and then embossed with Ranger Frosted Crystal embossing powder.

I then die cut each of the images, and used them to create two cards.

The sentiments for each of these cards are from the Joyous Juniper set.

I also wanted to create a card with just stamping, so I cut another panel of kraft cardstock and created a randomly stamped pattern with the juniper image.

A simple sentiment strip and black mat finished things off.  This was so quick and easy!

Be sure to head over to Technique Tuesday to check out the Christmas category and take advantage of the 25% off sale (use code CHRISTMAS)!

And Merry Christmas in July!


  1. This is just gorgeous. I LOVE berry images. I will have to check this out for sure. I hope that the price is right...